Plenty Raises $200m
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Plenty Raises $200m

Vertical Farm Start-Up Plenty Raises $200m It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Plenty for raising $26 million and their acquisition of Bright Agrotech, in fact, it was only 5 weeks ago. They’ve been busy ever since. Plenty now has over 100 employees and has just closed another round of venture capital funding. In this...

On July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5

Delays and Overcoming Challenges We hit some of our first bit of bad luck with the build out, and seeing as we are three months into modifying the space, one could say we were due for one or two. We had a few mishaps the past two weeks deliveries. Our raft bed styrofoam rafts came...

On July 25, 2017July 25, 2017by
The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting
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The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting

In Rawang, the Mari House stands out in its secluded suburban setting, as a bustling hub of urban farm education for young kids. If you were on the look for an urban farm, traveling down the road to the Mari House might have you thinking you were in the wrong place. You’d be passing by mansions...

On July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
Three Denver urban farms showcase that small-scale urban farming is commercially viable
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Three Denver urban farms showcase that small-scale urban farming is commercially viable

Three Urban Farms In Denver Provide Produce To Local Restaurants and Residents Denver isn’t a frequent city mentioned in urban farming headlines, but it’s quietly become a bustling hub of small urban commercial farms. Over the weekend Denver hosted an annual Slow Food Nations conference that featured the promising examples of urban farming in their...

On July 22, 2017July 22, 2017by
Weekly Harvest: 7/21/2017
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Weekly Harvest: 7/21/2017

Happy Friday! We’re feeling our summer heat in the new space and in our client greenhouses. Many of our clients experienced over 100-degree temps this week but they are all pumping out the produce. This week we’ll be checking in on the BARC system, get an update on the Sprout Food Hub pilot farm build...

On July 21, 2017July 20, 2017by
Three Successful Things Every Small Farmer Does
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Three Successful Things Every Small Farmer Does

Small Scale Aquaponic and Hydroponic farming is all the rage, but not every farmer who starts a farm is successful. In fact, many close down in their first few years from lack of experience, no sales, or poor farm management. So what sets apart those who find success from those who don’t? In today’s post, we’ll explore...

On July 20, 2017July 20, 2017by
Top 5 Free Aquaponics Resources for Beginners
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Top 5 Free Aquaponics Resources for Beginners

Top 5 Free Aquaponics Resources for Beginners Starting your aquaponics journey can be a daunting prospect. There’s so many YouTube channels and groups on Facebook it can be overwhelming to know what advice to trust. We’ve been in those shoes before, and know the value of good, clear, actionable advice. A solid foundation of knowledge will help...

On July 18, 2017July 18, 2017by
Europe’s Huge New Vertical Farm
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Europe’s Huge New Vertical Farm

Behind the Scenes of Europe’s New Vertical Farm Just Northeast of Amsterdam there’s a new vertical farm called GrowWise in Dronten. GrowWire is a division of Phillip’s Lighting that is using technology to tackle the crucial question: How are we going to feed over 9 billion people by 2050? Like many others attempting an answer to that...

On July 17, 2017July 17, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 7/14/17
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Weekly Harvest 7/14/17

Happy Friday! This week’s harvest is chalk full of goodies. We check in on CREC ASI’s system over summer break. We’ll learn about how to harness the power of the crowd to accomplish your goals with the conclusion to our exponential technology series. Also, we’ll see how rooftop aquaponics farming is helping people on the...

On July 14, 2017July 14, 2017by
Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build
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Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build

As we close in on the end of the buildout of our pilot farm at the Sprout Food Hub in Meriden we took the time to reflect on what we learned through this process. We’re happy with our progress and the outcome given this is our first time ever in a warehouse environment and this...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by